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Garment workers stage demo demanding extension of Eid holidays

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Workers of a garment factory are demonstrating in Kaliakair upazila of Gazipur, calling for extending their Eid holidays.
The workers of Sterling Designs Ltd located in Bishwashpara area of the upazila began the demonstration at 8:00am on Monday (May 10).
Confirming the matter, sub-inspector (SI) of Kaliakair police station Jewel Hasan said, “We are trying to bring the situation under control after talking to the garment workers.”
Workers of the company said they joined their work at 8:00am like every day. After joining the work, they came to know that they were given three holidays on the occasion of Eid. Later, they closed their work and took position on the Dhaka-Tangail highway.
Being informed, Gazipur industrial police visited the spot and asked the demonstrating workers to leave the highway. Later, the workers continue to stage demonstration in front of their factory, leaving the highway.
Hanif Mondol, a worker of the factory, said, “The authority has given us three holidays on the occasion of Eid which is not sufficient. We need at least 10 holidays. The demonstration will continue until our demand is met.”

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